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Natchitoches featured in Where to Retire Magazine

Where to Retire magazine has selected Natchitoches, La. to profile as a top retirement town in the September/October issue of its magazine, which mails to subscribers nationwide on Aug. 1. Mary Lu Abbott, editor of Where to Retire magazine, said Natchitoches had many of the qualities that are important to today’s retirees. Read the full article in the Press Section.

According to the magazine, 700,000 Americans move to new towns each year to retire. Where to Retire magazine can be found on various newsstands as well as Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores. For more information about the magazine, please visit

Whether for a weekend or a lifetime, you’ll enjoy everything Natchitoches has to offer. The natural sensations of a clear, fresh southern morning offer an invitation to life like no other. Here, in an area steeped with tradition, sunrise signals the awakening of a particularly unique community spirit – a spirit that embraces people and potential with a quality of life unmatched in America.

This is Natchitoches, home of the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, yet one of the newest and most promising locations for people who truly live the ideal of working together to achieve the best for the future.


Natchitoches retains the Old-World influence of its early European settlers through its architecture, heritage and lifestyle. The city’s 33-block National Historic Landmark District is part of Cane River National Heritage Area.

If you are searching for a quiet, peaceful place to retire, where there are an amazing number of diversions to occupy one’s time, where the weather is moderate year-round, where housing is affordable and the cost of living is roughly 15 % below the national average … then you may well discover that Natchitoches is the perfect answer.

There are plenty more reasons why Natchitoches is Naturally Perfect come and visit and find out why. “Natchitoches Parish” was named as one of the state of Louisiana’s state certified retirement communities by the Office of the Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu and the Louisiana Retirement Development Commission.

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